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17 yr old daughter has mono and morbilliform rash. amoxicillin ceased Wed. Prednisone and Benadbut spreading body rash & severe itch. No fever. Help?

17 yr old daughter has mono and morbilliform rash. amoxicillin ceased Wed. Prednisone and Benadbut spreading body rash & severe itch. No fever. Help?

Rash : Using amoxicillin with mono frequently causes an itchy uncomfortable rash. It lasts a while. The prednisone may not be the answer. I would use Zyrtec (cetirizine) and add Benedryl both if needed. Drink lots of fluids and rest. Bathe too. Mono can last 2-3,weeks and it is miserable. It is a lesson learned about over using antibiotics. Sorry you were the one to experience this. It will get better. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Are rashes often serious?

Are rashes often serious?

No: Rashes usually are not serious, but you should always see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can skin rashes be treated?

How can skin rashes be treated?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is best to use on rashes?

What is best to use on rashes?

Hard to say: rashes could have different causes what requires different treatments. ...Read more

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Why I have rashes around my body?

Why I have rashes around my body?

Rashes: Without seeing the rash i can only surmise that you have hives. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for relief and see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop reoccuring rashes?

What should I do to stop reoccuring rashes?

Rashes: You first need to diagnose the rash to help prevent it from reappearing, see your doctor first and they may decide if you need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What leads to rashes around intimate areas?

What leads to rashes around intimate areas?

Many answers: If the rash itches, it is likely from a contact allergen. If it burns, one must consider some sort of irritation or infection. One may even get venereal warts. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some types of rashes that don't itch?

What are some types of rashes that don't itch?

Rashes: There are many rashes that don't usually itch. However there are always exceptions. For example usually chronic plaque psoriasis, discoid lupus erythematosus, some drug reactions, vitiligo, acne do not itch to name just a few. Itching can be due to a peripheral origin (diseased skin), neurophysiological dysfunction in the nervous system (ie: cholestasis) , neuropathic ( ms ) or psychiatric. ...Read more

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Are smallpox rashes painful?

Are smallpox rashes painful?

Yes, but : The last case of smallpox that was naturally occurring was in 1977. It had several unique properties that allowed vaccination to completely wipe it out except in labs. It would be unusual for a currently practicing doctor in the United States to have ever seen a case. The rash is painful. There are fears, there may be existing viruses left over that can be used as a weapon. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more